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Special Events Manager

Rosie's Place
Job Title: Special Events Manager
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September 30th, 2019
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Rosie's Place 

Special Events Manager

Are you looking to apply your development skills at one of the most-highly regarded nonprofits in Boston? Are social justice and the advancement of women important to you? Then you may have a place at Rosie's Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. What started out as safe place for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston 44 years ago has grown into a multi-faceted community center serving 12,000 women a year.


OBJECTIVE: The Special Events Manager at Rosie’s Place will oversee all fundraising and planning for the annual events portfolio that raises nearly $1.5M gross annually. The Special Events Manager will serve as a point person, working in conjunction with fellow Development team members, on other Rosie’s Place events and cultivation events. He/she will also plan, implement and/or manage special cause-related marketing and fundraising campaigns.



  • Oversee all fundraising and planning for Funny Women…Serious Business luncheon
  • Oversee fundraising and planning for Safe & Sound gala
  • Manage 3rd party events, including the Boston Marathon, WBUR’s A Christmas Carol, etc.
  • Manage the Friends of Rosie’s Place young professionals group
  • Supervise interns and volunteers
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Fundraising.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of three to five (3 to 5) years of nonprofit special events fundraising and planning experience preferred
  • Track record of demonstrating strong fundraising results along with solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Proven communication skills including excellent writing and editing, and public speaking
  • Ability to learn new tech applications
  • Sound judgment and the ability to manage relationships with diverse groups, including board members, corporate and individual donors, vendors and volunteers
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office programs a plus
  • Ability to be flexible and as necessary for occasional evening meetings and weekend events
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to utilize a PC, phone, fax and copier
  • Sensitivity to poverty and its impact on women




Job is performed in an office environment. Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests, and volunteers. The position may require travel between facilities or community locations.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Fundraising.

Occasional evening and weekend work required as determined by Director.

Salary range: $50,000 - $65,000 annually plus full benefits package

To Apply:

A resume and cover letter are required for consideration.  Please email to moliver@rosiesplace.org and write “Manager, Special Events” in the subject line of your email.

Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.


133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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